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Officials report minor election day complaints

CROWN POINT | Primary election day ran relatively smoothly in Lake County with only a handful of minor complaints reported to the elections board.

May 06, 2014 7:15 pm
Low turnout reported in Lake County primary

Low turnout reported in Lake County primary

CROWN POINT | Ethard McIlroy has worked on election day for years and estimates Tuesday's voter turnout could be one of the worst in years. 

May 06, 2014 7:35 am Photos

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Porter County Election Day closings

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May 05, 2014 12:00 am

Early voting on Munster schools tax hike slated

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board has scheduled early voting to begin April 8 for a referendum on Munster school financing.

March 23, 2013 9:15 pm

Primary election offers lesson in government, politics

Generally, primary elections are a preliminary step in electing those who will head various levels of government. But in some areas like Calumet City and the 2nd Congressional District, which includes most all of The Times' Illinois circulation area, the primary election IS the election.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am
Lincoln Elementary Holds Mock Election

Lincoln Elementary Holds Mock Election

CEDAR LAKE | Lincoln Elementary School teachers and parents weren’t the only ones to vote this year on Election Day. A school-wide mock election was held for students as well. The election was as authentic as possible, bringing all aspects of the voting process into the school setting. Stude…

November 13, 2012 10:24 am Photos

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Board of Elections should have paid us to wait around

I spent much of Election Day working for the Lake County Board of Elections as a courier and counter. As a counter, I observed a huge waste of resources while a hundred people sat in a room waiting for absentee ballots to be accounted for and organized.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't think your vote counts? Think again!

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't think your vote counts? Think again!

A successful American government flows from an informed electorate. We are nearing the end of another historic campaign season. Historic not for any one single event, but historic because every vote we cast connects us to our past.

November 04, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss your opportunity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don’t miss your opportunity

At 101 years old, the woman on the other end of the phone probably could have given me some good reasons for not voting. She could have said she has a hard time getting to the polls, or that she doesn't like the hassle of getting an absentee ballot. I certainly wouldn't have thought any less…

November 02, 2012 4:36 pm

Thousands of students to work at Cook County polls

CHICAGO | Thousands of high school and college students will work as election judges and equipment managers in polling stations across suburban Cook County on Election Day.

November 02, 2012 12:00 am

Vote early, vote on time ... but vote

I try to combine my errand-type car trips. It’s one of my little ways of trying to help save the planet. And I like to be, let’s say, economical.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Best way to thank vets is to cast ballot

GUEST COMMENTARY: Best way to thank vets is to cast ballot

I have always thought it was interesting that Election Day and Veteran's Day ended up in November.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s get ready to vote on Election Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s get ready to vote on Election Day

As Nov. 6 approaches, many of us are trying to decide which candidates we want to elect. Several local seats are up for grabs, and – of course -- the top prize this year: the presidency!

October 07, 2012 12:00 am
Suburban courthouses host National Voter Registration Day efforts

Suburban courthouses host National Voter Registration Day efforts

MARKHAM | Local civic groups and leaders worked Tuesday to register as many people as possible to vote in the Nov. 6 election as part of a nationwide effort.

September 25, 2012 12:41 pm Photos

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After meditation on ballot, best decision was to reject them all

The date is Nov. 6, 2012. It is 9 a.m., and I am in the voting booth at my local polling place. As I stare down at the election ballot, observing all the candidates, I ask myself if whomever I pick will do what is right for me. Or will super PACs and lobbyists continue to sway those elected …

February 19, 2012 12:00 am

Porter County Election Day closings

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November 07, 2011 12:00 am
Uncontested races mean no voting Tuesday in three region towns

Uncontested races mean no voting Tuesday in three region towns

INDIANAPOLIS | Voters in three Northwest Indiana communities will get to take Election Day off since there are no contested races on their ballots.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am Related
ANDREA NEAL: Election law 'slipped by' GOP leadership

ANDREA NEAL: Election law 'slipped by' GOP leadership

If getting people to vote wasn't hard enough already, a new Indiana law will further stifle democratic spirit on Nov. 8. The measure removes from the ballot municipal candidates who are unopposed.

October 05, 2011 12:00 am

Officials: Highland saves $32K by not holding a primary vote

CROWN POINT | Lake County elections officials said they are saving the town of Highland about $32,000 by not holding a primary election there Tuesday.

April 28, 2011 9:55 am

DeLaurentis, two Vision candidates on top in Lansing

LANSING | Anthony DeLaurentis, a former trustee trying to return to the Village Board, apparently has been successful.

April 06, 2011 12:15 am
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